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Federal judge allows lawsuit against Denka-owned chemical plant to go forward

11/8/2018 - LaPlace, LA - The New Orleans Advocate reported that a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit against LaPlace chemical plant owner Denka Performance Elastomer can move forward, a small victory for plaintiffs who are trying to force the company to agree to reduce the plant's emissions of a potentially cancer-causing chemical. In a ruling filed Monday, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman denied a motion by Denka to dismiss the lawsuit filed by 13 St. John the Baptist Parish plaintiffs. They are demanding that the company’s plant reduce or stop production until emissions of chloroprene, which the Environmental Protection Agency calls a “likely carcinogen,” drop below the agency’s threshold for safe exposure. Both sides in the suit have been waiting on a decision for months after Feldman ruled in July that the original version of the lawsuit was “wholly defective” because it failed to cite specific health problems the plaintiffs claimed they suffered because of exposure to chloroprene. Feldman told the plaintiffs to revise the suit or he would likely grant the motion by attorneys for Denka to dismiss it. The Denka plant in St. John is the only place in the U.S. that emits chloroprene, which is used in the process of making polychloroprene, a synthetic rubber common in wetsuits and other products.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rogers Corporation introduces FDA compliant UHMW-PE films for specialty hoses - click to expand

Ohio Rubber Group holds winter technical meeting January 29 - click to expand

Global industrial rubber market forecast to reach $167 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Rubber Division, ACS, requests nominations for the 2020 Science & Technology Awards - click to expand

Global synthetic rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 5.5 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Retread tires market to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2028 - click to expand

Preferred Compounding acquires Valley Rubber Mixing and Glo-Mold - click to expand

Freudenberg BlueSeal helps trucks and SUVs - click to expand

Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 16 cents per share - click to expand

RISE project shows the profitability of extracting oil from tires - click to expand

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Europe and CIS tire market forecast at $51 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Indonesia is ready to coordinate with Thailand and Malaysia to address declining rubber prices - click to expand

Anne Forristall Luke elected vice chair of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) board of directors - click to expand

Falken Tire's ZIEX ZE001 A/S selected as factory standard tire for Subaru's Crosstrek hybrid - click to expand

Global rubber glove market forecast to reach $7.3 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Monday, January 14, 2019

Goodyear to present at Deutsche Bank Auto Industry Conference - click to expand

Global injection molding machine market size forecast at $22.45 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Cooper Tire to present at Deutsche Bank 2019 Global Auto Industry Conference - click to expand

Zeon establishes Czech subsidiary to sell raw materials for auto parts - click to expand

China to establish a rubber based free trade zone in Sri Lanka - click to expand

Friday, January 11, 2019

Shin-Etsu plans $23 million expansion of its Akron, OH, silicone facility - click to expand

Goodyear to webcast its presentation at the 2019 Wolfe Research Global Auto Industry Conference - click to expand

Abstracts solicited for 2019 International Elastomer Conference - click to expand

Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers - click to expand

ARPM creates digital training modules for rubber manufacturers - click to expand

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Rex Gauge introduces the DD-5 digital durometer - click to expand

Falken Tires selected as original equipment supplier for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - click to expand

TA Instruments introduces high sensitivity pressure cell for the ARES-G2 rheometer - click to expand

Silicone film market forecast to reach $1 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Market Reports

Agricultural and food grade rubber conveyor belt market to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% through 2028 - click to expand

Global silica for S-SBR market forecast with a CAGR of 7.2% through 2028 - click to expand

Silicone to lead the wearable materials market forecast at $2.9 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global industrial rubber market forecast to reach $167 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global synthetic rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 5.5% through 2025 - click to expand

Aircraft elastomers market to grow at CAGR Of 5.1% through 2023 - click to expand

Retread tires market to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% through 2028 - click to expand

Europe & CIS tire market is forecast at $51 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global rubber glove market forecast to reach $7.3 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global injection molding machine market size forecast at $22.45 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Silicone film market forecast to reach $1 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global water-based adhesive market forecast to reach $21.3 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global market for liquid silicone rubber forecast at $7.9 billion by 2026 - click to expand

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